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Anyone use chia seeds? recipes?

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These things are so healthy but I have no clue what to use them for. Please share.
post #2 of 7
I've never eaten them because i can't find them anywhere around here, and i don't want to buy in bulk before i try them.
I've read recipes where they are added to oatmeal, or smoothies.
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I use chia seeds everyday as I feel they are an important part of my diet and my kids. I make a gel up of 2 1/4 cups water and 1/4 cup chia seeds and wisk together sit for 15 min and whisk again. I keep this gel in the fridge and use whenever I need.

I add it to smoothies, oatmeal (we use amaranth, teff, and other GF grains), baked goods and sometimes put water to drink throughout the day as it boosts energy (the kids don't usually go for this last method though)
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Edited by BF124497 - 6/7/12 at 9:08pm
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My two year old loves chia so much, she will eat the gel with nothing else added! When I make it for myself I add a little honey. I also really like it mixed with buckwheat hulls and hemp seeds. I also ate some super delicious raw crackers at a restaurant in Sedona, AZ that were made with just pumpkin seeds, chia and I think a mild jalapeno. Mmmmm...if you have a dehydrator, this would be a great option too!
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I use ground chia seeds in my dd's oatmeal.  I just add some in while the oatmeal is cooking, and even add some in afterwards.  I also add vanilla action whey protein powder, raw milk, and organic blueberries.  She loves it and i know it is very good for her.

 

I also add chia to pancakes, smoothies, etc.  It is also good mixed in to ground beef for tacos, hamburgers... obviously not vegetarian, but full of omegas!

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I make a "pudding with almond milk and chia seeds, then sometimes mix in a little applesause or other fruit puree, and my 13mo loves it with breakfast (she'll either let me feed it to her with a spoon or eat it with her hands - it can be pretty thick so that's messy but not too bad). I improvise with the proportions but something like a spoon for 1/4 cup maybe. I also add it when I remember to my breakfast cereal, but you have to eat it fast if you want added crunch instead of gel!

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